Posted: Feb 05, 2019
Charles Rogers Wiseman was born on July 23, 1935, to Blanch and Ed Wiseman. He spent his younger years on the family ranch and went to a rural two-room school. He then transferred to public schools in San Antonio to prepare him for college. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1953. That fall, he entered Texas A&M University, where he received a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1959. Prior to graduating, he married Patricia Padgett. They have been married for 60 years and had two children, Charles Vincent and Polly. Charlie is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia and their son, Charles Vincent, and his three children, Savannah, Marsy, and James Rogers, and by his granddaughter, Amanda Taylor "AT", and son-in-law, David Bruce Franklin. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann "Tootie" Simpson, and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Polly Wiseman Franklin and his parents Ed and Blanche Wiseman.
Charlie opened the Wiseman Animal Hospital in San Antonio in September 1959, where he practiced veterinary medicine for 37 years. He was an avid skeet shooter and hunter and travelled all over the world with his wife Pat. Charlie was President of the Bexar County Veterinary Medical Society, President of the San Antonio Gun Club, President of San Antonio A&M Club and President of the 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M. In 2003, he was inducted into the A&M Letterman's Association Hall of Honor and in 2007 he was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was a devoted Aggie, and in 2014 he received A&M's highest distinction among former students when he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the Association of Former Students. He endowed an athletic scholarship and later a scholarship to the College of Veterinary Medicine at A&M in memory of his mother, Blanche, and also endowed a Chair in Cardiology. Charlie and his family endowed a Presidential Scholarship in memory of his daughter, Polly.
Memorial Service is set for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, Main Sanctuary, 825 E. Basse Road in San Antonio.
Interment will be private at Mission Burial Park South. Honorary Pallbearers will be William G. "Bub" Hundley, Billie Trimmier, John Scovell, Lawrence Ligon, Mark Vara, Jackie Sherrill, Arno Krebs, Gerry Griffin, Bill Cauthorn, and R.C. Slocum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M University or Outreach at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, TX 78212, 210-227-8221. You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com